Peace Corps

As the preeminent international service organization of the United States, the Peace Corps sends Americans abroad to tackle the most pressing needs of people around the world. Peace Corps Volunteers work at the grassroots level toward sustainable change that lives on long after their service—at the same time becoming global citizens and serving their country. When they return home, Volunteers bring their knowledge and experiences—and a global outlook—that enriches the lives of those around them.

The Peace Corps' Mission

To promote world peace and friendship by fulfilling three goals:

  • To help the people of interested countries in meeting their need for trained men and women
  • To help promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of the peoples served
  • To help promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans

For more information about the Peace Corps and how to apply, visit

Several San Juan College faculty have served as Peace Corps Volunteers around the world. 

   Kris Kraley

   English Department

   Peace Corps Volunteer in Thailand from 1986-1989

   Taught English as a Foreign Language at Srinakarinwirot University

   Dr. J. Kelly Robison

   History Department

   Peace Corps Volunteer in Guatemala from 1988-1990

   Organized 4-H Boys' Clubs

   Dr. Terry Swan

   Sociology Department

   Peace Corps Volunteer in Thailand from 1985-1988

   Taught English in High Schools and Trained English Teachers


If you are interested in applying for the Peace Corps, visit  You may also contact the Southwest Regional Office for the Peace Corps at